• Full name Justin Matthew Turner
  • Born 11/23/1984 in Long Beach, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 202 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Cal State Fullerton
  • Debut 09/08/2009
  • Drafted in the 7th round (204th overall) by the Cincinnati Reds in 2006 (signed for $50,000).
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    Many college baseball fans remember him from the 2003 College World Series, when as a freshman he was hit in the face while squaring to bunt on a pitch against Stanford. Turner also turned his ankle on the play and missed Team USA's college national trials after doctors determined that he broke a bone in his ankle on the play. He recovered to have a steady, gritty career and saved his best for last, posting career highs in batting (.352), slugging (.500) and stolen bases (18) as a senior--after declining to sign with the Yankees as a 29th-round pick last year. One scout compared Turner favorably with Red Sox prospect Dustin Pedroia, an All-American at Arizona State and a 2004 second-round pick. Like Pedroia, Turner makes all the plays defensively (even at short) thanks to superior footwork and profiles as an above-average defender on the right side of the infield thanks to his fringy arm. He's an average runner with excellent instincts.

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  • Boston Red Sox activated 3B Justin Turner.
  • Boston Red Sox signed free agent 3B Justin Turner.

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